Couscous with Herbs and Lemon

This is a really great recipe. It’s full of flavor and extra delicious. It’s a recipe that can be served as a side dish with just about anything. 

This recipe would also make a great main dish if you were to add some leftover meat or even keep it vegetarian and add some spinach or other vegetables like roasted squash, carrots, or zucchini. You can really do a lot of things with this recipe but I really love it as a side dish.

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic medium cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (10 fl oz)
  • 1 (10-oz) box couscous (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste


  1. Cook onion in 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes. 
  2. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. 
  3. Add water and broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in couscous, then cover and remove from heat. 
  5. Stir in herbs, lemon juice, remaining tablespoon oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Let couscous stand, covered, 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and

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